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Katy ISD Teachers Win Money to Decorate ClassroomsKaty ISD Teachers Win Money to Decorate Classrooms2018-07-17T18:09:49Z<div class="ExternalClassF6E4B424A9E940A3B37FC624C6141930"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Three Katy Independent School District teachers will be kicking off the 2018-19 school year in style after winning $500 in the 2</span><sup style="text-align:justify;">nd</sup><span style="text-align:justify;"> Annual Classroom Decorating Contest sponsored by the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union (BVSCU).  Kelly McGuire of Bethke Elementary, Lauren Guzman of Stockdick Junior High and Tracy Kotlar of Davidson Elementary each received the cash prize to help them decorate their classrooms just in time for back to school.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Bookcases, updated books and flexible seating are just some of the non-negotiables for my students' success," said Kotlar, a fourth grade English Language Art (ELA) teacher and winner of the contest.  "This grant gives me peace of mind and there are not enough words of gratitude to express how thankful I am to receive it," added Kotlar.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I am very honored to have been chosen for this award," stated McGuire, a fifth grade language arts teacher at Bethke Elementary.  "I will be using the prize money to purchase flexible seating options for my students, along with bookshelf storage and language arts supplies which include anchor charts and appropriate grade-level books for the fifth grade classroom," added McGuire.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">"I'm thrilled to decorate my classroom!" affirmed Lauren Guzman, teacher of principles of human services at Stockdick Junior High. "I will use this money to organize my students sewing tools on a pegboard along with other ways to coordinate our cooking room," added Guzman.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each applicant was required to submit "before" photos of their classroom and an essay detailing how the money would help benefit their students and classroom setup.   BVSCU received 82 contest applications and the winners were selected by a panel of five judges.  In total, there were six winners from various neighboring school districts in the region.  Three of those winners teach in Katy ISD.  Essays included topics about the importance of flexible seating options, organized classroom libraries and the value of having an appealing learning environments for learners. </p></div>
Power Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD StudentsPower Up for Back to School - PowerSchool Registration Now Open for New Katy ISD Students2018-07-16T21:54:36Z<div class="ExternalClass51B211F87AB943C89BF97A4FC0B0A460"><p>July 16, 2018</p><p>​Dear New Katy ISD Parents/Guardians,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD is excited that you are now part of our family!!  We welcome you to one of the best school districts – not just in Texas – but in the United States, where our goal is educational excellence for all our students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As one of the fastest-growing school districts, this year Katy ISD will welcome nearly 80,000 students, including your child/children on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, August 15</span>.  Prior to their first day of school, we want your back to school registration experience to be smooth.   Students and parents will be able to <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> online with our new PowerSchool Registration.  Even better, starting the process just got easier, with the new "Online Registration" icon found in the upper right-hand side of any Katy ISD campus webpage.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>All Katy ISD students are required to register for the 2018-19 school year using the online registration system.</strong></span></p><p>Two important dates this year are:</p><ul><li>New Student Registration – Opens on July 16, 2018</li><li>Annual Student Updates (for current Katy ISD students) – Opens on August 1, 2018.  Parents and guardians will receive a unique SnapCode for each student currently enrolled in Katy ISD to their email address on file.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents of new Katy ISD students will still be required to visit their child's designated campus in order to submit certain documentation such as proof of residency and vaccination records.  Campus visits are assigned by dates which can be found by clicking on the <a href="/dept/counseling/Documents/Registration/Registration%20Dates%20and%20Times.pdf">2018-19 Registration Dates & Times document</a>.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Join Katy ISD as we <em>Power Up for Back to School</em> with PowerSchool Registration.  For more information, visit the <a href="/registration/Pages/default.aspx" title="PowerSchool Registration Page">Katy ISD Online Registration</a> webpage.</p><p>Katy ISD</p></div>
Back to School Immunization ClinicsBack to School Immunization Clinics2018-07-11T21:28:27Z<div class="ExternalClassA64FD5EB0A0D494EABA4E3801CAFD7BF"><p>Back to school is just around the corner and as parents prepare to send their children back to school, one item to check off the "to-do" list is their immunizations.  The Katy Independent School District Health Services Department in conjunction with other local entities offers immunization clinics at several district campuses and other locations in the area.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"The law requires that all students be as up-to-date as medically feasible on their immunizations in order to attend school," said Katy ISD Director of Health Services Therese Highnote.  "Immunizing your child is one of the best things you can do to safeguard their health," added Highnote.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendation for immunizations compliance for all students to attend school.  The immunization vaccine requirements for each grade level can be found on the <a href="/dept/healthservices/Pages/default.aspx"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Katy ISD Health Services webpage</span></a> in both English and Spanish as well as a list of immunization clinics and their costs.  Exemptions to the immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications or reasons of conscience, including religious belief.  Before entry into school, the original exemption affidavit must be submitted to the school.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Immunization%20Requirements/Immunization_Clinics.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />​Immunization Clinics 2018</a><br></p></div>
Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal ProgramKaty ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program2018-07-05T23:37:29Z<div class="ExternalClass09DFBE87A409424C8C0A4D1056BBC0E4"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at </span><a href="http://www.squaremeals.com/" style="text-align:justify;">www.squaremeals.com</a><span style="text-align:justify;">.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or provide documentation of their eligibility status from that same school year.  Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.  Children with status as homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster also qualify for meals.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Nutrition and Food Service Department encourages parents in all eligible households to complete an <a href="http://www.katyisdfoodservices.com/">online application</a> which will be available two weeks before the start of the new school year.  Katy ISD Nutrition and Food Service Department is working with local agencies to identify all children who are program eligible.  If a student receives a letter of approval on the first days of school, there is no need to complete a new application for the 2018-19 school year.  If a child was on the program at the end of the previous school year, they are eligible for the same benefit for the first 30 operating days of the new school year or until a new application is processed.  A new application per household is required each school year.  For families that do not receive a letter and believe they should have or for those missing students in the letter received, they can contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at 281-396-6240.  Staff is also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nutrition and Food Service Department located at 5364 Franz Road, Katy, TX  77493.  Please bring the names of all members of the household and their gross monthly income.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​2018-2019 School Year</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced-Price Benefits</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019<br> <br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>FAMILY</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SIZE</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>ANNUALLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>MONTHLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>TWICE PER MONTH</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>EVERY 2 WEEKS</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;"><strong>WEEKLY</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:9.09091%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>REDUCED</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>FREE</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PRICE</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>1</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$15,782</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$22,459</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,316</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,872</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$658</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$936</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$607</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$864</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$304</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$432</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$21,398</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$30,451</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,784</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,538</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$892</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,269</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$823</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,172</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$412</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$586</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$27,014</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,443</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,252</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,204</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,126</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,602</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,039</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,479</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$520</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$740</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>4</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$32,630</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$46,435</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,720</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,870</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,360</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,35</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,255</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,786</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$628</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$893</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>5</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$38,246</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$54,427</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,188</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,536</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,594</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,268</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,471</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$736</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,047</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>6</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$43,862</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$62,419</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,656</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,202</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,828</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,601</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,687</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,401</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$844</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,201</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>7</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$49,478</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$70,411</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,124</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$5,868</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,062</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,934</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,903</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,709</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$952</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,355</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>8</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$55,094</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$78,403</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$4,592</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$6,534</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,296</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,267</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$2,119</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$3,016</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,060</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>$1,508</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>For each additional family member, add</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$5,616</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$7,992</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$468</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$666</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$234</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$333</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$216</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$308</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$108</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>+$154</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="font-size:12px;">In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;">To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the </span><a href="http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf"><span style="font-size:12px;">USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, (AD-3027) found online at: </span><a href="http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html"><span style="font-size:12px;">http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: </span><a href="mailto:program.intake@usda.gov"><span style="font-size:12px;">program.intake@usda.gov</span></a><span style="font-size:12px;">.  </span><span style="font-size:12px;">This institution is an equal opportunity provider.</span></p><p></p></div>
Two Katy ISD High Schools are "Best in Houston Area"Two Katy ISD High Schools are "Best in Houston Area"2018-07-03T17:05:14Z<div class="ExternalClassCFAA0D957B9B44F48341BA499BBD87CD"><p>Looking for a good high school for your child?  Look no further. Katy ISD is known to have some of the best schools in the area, and just recently Cinco Ranch High and Seven Lakes High were recognized as part of the top 100 list of "the best high schools in the Houston area for 2018" according to the nonprofit organization Children at Risk. <br></p><p>For 13 years, Children at Risk has ranked Texas schools to help parents, educators and community members understand how their schools are performing and to spark dialogue on the quality of public education across Texas. This year Seven Lakes High School received an A+ and Cinco Ranch received an A.    </p><p>"Katy ISD has a total of 10 high schools, including our Miller Career & Technology School and Raines High School, and many of them often find themselves ranking high on these prestigious lists," said Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support Jeff Stocks.  "Katy ISD continues to be a destination school district where families find great opportunities for their children to reach their fullest potential."</p><p>To rank the schools, researchers examine student achievement, achievement plus poverty level, student growth and college readiness. To view the full list of high school rankings, visit <a href="https://texasschoolguide.org/school-rankings/">Texas School Guide webpage</a>.</p></div>
Katy ISD Student Artwork Displayed at State CapitolKaty ISD Student Artwork Displayed at State Capitol2018-07-02T19:19:22Z<div class="ExternalClass24AF4C808B084050A843B0BBC0A01D5D"><p>Two masterpieces created by Katy ISD students will be part of the Texas Youth Art Month Exhibit, soon-to-be on display at the Texas Capitol. The annual tradition compiles the artwork of students from all over the state. This year, out of the hundreds of pieces participating in the event, two paintings created by Katy ISD students were chosen by Governor Greg Abbott's wife, First Lady Cecilia Abbott.<br></p><p>Wolman Elementary (RJWE) Benjamin Hervey's art piece entitled "Owl Eyes" and Seven Lakes High School Yanran Wang's "Western Trinkets" will be shown at Governor Abbott's Business Office.  This yearly tradition was established in the 1990s and is coordinated by the Texas Art Education Association.  Each year, students from across Texas seek to be part of this prestigious recognition.  During the distinguished 2018 Governor's Gallery reception, school children in grades pre-k through high school had the opportunity to unveil their masterpieces.</p><p>"Our Katy ISD students put vast amounts of hours, as well as effort, into perfecting their works of art," said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones. "To be able to display their hard work at such a respected and significant place for our state is an honor our students and the Fine Arts Department cherishes greatly," added Jones.</p><p>The Katy ISD Fine Arts Department encourages students to develop a vocabulary for art, and the skill to graphically express and communicate their own inner ideas and attitudes by creating original artwork.</p><p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS_Western%20Trinkets.jpg" alt="SLHS_Western Trinkets" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:341px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Western Trinkets</em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Yanran Wang, Seven Lakes High School</p><p style="text-align:center;">Teacher:  Kim Glasgow​</p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/RJWE_Owl%20Eyes.jpg" alt="RJWE_Owl Eyes" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:303px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Owl Eyes</em></p><p style="text-align:center;">Benjamin Hervey, Wolman Elementary</p><p style="text-align:center;">Teacher:  Ashley Bullard​</p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of Wolfe Elementary SchoolKaty ISD Appoints New Principal of Wolfe Elementary School2018-06-28T21:53:11Z<div class="ExternalClass1FE82678080345C1B5D6B57D92709369"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">As students and parents head back to school on August 15, when the school bell rings this year, the Wolfe Elementary community will be greeted by their new principal.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Anna Hinojosa as the new leader of this school.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Hinojosa joins the </span><em style="text-align:justify;">Wolfe Stars</em><span style="text-align:justify;"> from Fort Bend ISD.</span></p><p>"One of my many goals during this new leadership role is to establish relationships with all stakeholders and the staff.  These crucial conversations will ensure the continual success of our campus," said Hinojosa.  "Your honesty and candid conversations will allow for great discussions and will influence any future decisions for our students," added Hinojosa.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Hinojosa has worked in the field of education for 17 years.  In 2001, she began her career at Lamar CISD where she served as an elementary teacher at Pink Elementary for three years.  In 2004, she joined the Katy ISD Family and began teaching at Nottingham Country Elementary.  She taught there for four years before accepting a position at Alief ISD.  While there, she taught at Youens Elementary for one year and shortly afterward, in 2009, she began her administrative career in Fort Bend ISD.  For the next three years she served as an assistant principal at Burton Elementary. In 2012, she was promoted to principal on that campus and remained there until 2014.  The following year she became the principal at Mission Bend Elementary where she has been until just recently when she decided to return to the Katy ISD Family.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Hinojosa holds a Bachelor in Science/Psychology as well as a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston.  She will start her new position on July 12, 2018.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/062818_WE_Anna%20Hinojosa.jpg" alt="062818_WE_Anna Hinojosa.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:416px;" /><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of Randolph ElementaryKaty ISD Appoints New Principal of Randolph Elementary2018-06-25T20:51:09Z<div class="ExternalClassF57753EA3878407BB8E4E48D775F0EC5"><p>The Randolph Retrievers Family has a new principal and it's someone who already has close ties to this community!  Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Michelle Gaskamp as the new principal of Randolph Elementary (JRE).  Ms. Gaskamp, who previously  served  as the school's assistant principal,  will now become its leader.<br></p><p>"We have such an amazing, supportive learning community.  I cannot wait to continue all of the wonderful things that we already have in place," said Gaskamp.  "I promise to continue doing whatever I can to make JRE successful in order to provide the best for our kids.  I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Randolph during the time I taught at Alexander Elementary. Now I am truly honored to serve the school that was named after him," added Gaskamp.<br><span style="text-align:justify;"><br>Ms. Gaskamp's acquaintance with the JRE community and staff as well as her 18 years of experience in education make her the perfect fit for this position.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">She began her career in Alief ISD in 2000 as a teacher and in 2005 she joined Katy ISD as a teacher for the next seven years.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In 2012, she became the instructional coach for Language Arts and Social Studies at Wolman Elementary (RJWE).</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">A year later she was promoted to assistant principal.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">It was in 2014 that she transferred to JRE to take on the role of assistant principal.</span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Ms. Gaskamp holds a Bachelor in Social Work from the University of Texas and a Masters of Education in Education Management from the University of Houston. </p><p style="text-align:left;"> She begins her new position on June 25.<br><br><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/062518_JRE_Michelle%20Gaskamp.jpg" alt="062518_JRE_Michelle Gaskamp.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:333px;" /></p></div>

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